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Terry Gou: Mercurial warlord of business

TAIPEI -- Foxconn Technology Group has been chasing Sharp, the embattled Japanese electronics conglomerate, since 2011, and the hunt reveals much about the strengths and weaknesses of Terry Gou, the 65-year-old Taiwanese founder of the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer.

     Gou's tenacity has brought opportunities and high growth to his company, which is called officially Hon Hai Precision Industry, and to its shareholders. Yet his domineering, sometimes willful approach can alienate those he might need as allies.

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